CaveGirl

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  1. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Oh..oh..oh! I see what you meant now, TB! Sorry if I misinterpreted your actual meaning of the term in relation to the ILL show. Mea culpa!
  2. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Yes, those who can insult with a fine-tuned instrument, surgically applied to tender areas...instead of a blow torch vented en masse, are so much more amusing. And since again, if anyone wants to correct me and say that a "cudgel" is not a "blow torch, I know that. I'm using artistic license. Just as I also know what a rapier is, and I know that a taxidermist is not needed by anyone for Internal Revenue services. Thanks, Markoff! P.S. Just trying to prevent the usual nitpicking, which wastes time which could be used for more movie chatting.
  3. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    My granny would always mention the radio character, Senator Beauregard Claghorn From Fred Allen's "Allen's Alley", when Foghorn Leghorn was on the tube. Both are blustery, but I will admit the human one is more reminiscent of some politicians I've seen and not loved. Foghorn is my favorite cartoon character, but if he were human, well...he probably wouldn't even recognize the resemblance, is my experience in life with such personages. Thanks, TB!
  4. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Only a true film historian would be mentioning Richard Gaines, Arpirose so let me salute you! I totally dig him, as one of those actors who you know you've seen, but what is his name and why does he not get more credit. I became addicted to him due to being addicted to old "Perry Mason" reruns, in which he was great as one of the judges in a few episodes. Thanks for posting in my thread with your always insightful comments!
  5. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    I can now admit to my lifelong crush on Ed Norton. Guys wearing undershirts and vests are such a turn-on! Plus that hat makes it all come together tonsorially. Gleason may have been the greatest, but Norton had the much nicer apartment, with great decorating touches and a tv, even when they weren't even perfected yet which kept some cheapskates from buying one. How Alice could stand that fleabag apartment with just a kitchen table is beyond me. Norton was the real catch, who would shell out money and treat a girl like Trixie right.
  6. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Ounce for ounce of avoidupois, you got it, Pookie!
  7. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Gratitude for your astute comments on the cast of "Our Miss Brooks", Markoff. My favorite character of course, is squeaky voiced Walter Denton, as played by Crenna. The fact that Jack Nicholson did that dead on imitation in Corman's "Little Shop of Horrors" as the masochistic dental patient makes me love Walter Denton even more as an icon.
  8. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    No comment, officially...[but unofficially, that was a good one!].
  9. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Calm down...just keep repeating, it is only a movie, it is only a movie and this is only a movie chat room, a movie chat room, or they will move my post to the Off-Topic Chat Area, Hamradio!
  10. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    I think maybe Gale Gordon took over the role as a mster of the slow burn, from actor Edgar Kennedy, who had perfected it in some many earlier comedies, but when he died in the late 1940's I think, Gale became top dog at the act. Thanks, TB!
  11. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    So true, Princess! Just Conklin's intonations and inflections were masterful in this role as the nemesis of the beloved Miss Brooks.
  12. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Great choice and I wonder what Alexander Woolcott thought of this performance? Now I'm sure someone will correct this and say it is based on a falsity, so waiting with bated breath... But as always, superlative commentary on your part, Dar!
  13. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Let me think about this, Sepia... I love Schildkraut's immense acting talents so much, that even in that role as the cuckolder and rotten dirty scoundrel he is to everyone in Frank Morgan's shop, I kind of like him. Particularly when Vadas is giving tips to cabs and showing off his new diamond ring from his employer's wife, but yes, I guess he could be a narcissistic blowhard, with the emphasis more on the N-word than the B-word. Thanks!
  14. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Agreed, but I did love Carson as a narcisstic playboy-type suitor in "Phffft" [dont remember the correct number of "f"s in that title] who basically got analyzed so well by Judy Holliday. Thanks for a good choice though, Fedya!
  15. CaveGirl

    Narcissistic Blowhards

    Yeah, but he was also kind of a lovable and effete snob too. Unlike most insufferable blowhards I've known, he at least had some redeemable qualities. But I get your point, TB and he was really snotty in "Laura"...haha!
  16. CaveGirl

    Noir Alley

    So has Laurette replaced Yvonne Craig in your fantasy life, Dar?
  17. CaveGirl

    The MeToo Movement

    Yes, I remember that the IMDB movie site, had a place called The Soapbox that was only for the hardcore who could take the heat. The site for the baby set, was called The Sandbox, for the thin skinned. But they also allowed posters to put miscreants in their place with their own verbal jousting, without site moderators butting in at all. That is a good solution. If a poster can dish it out, but not take it back, without constantly reporting others trying to get them banned for no real transgression except understandable sarcasm, too bad. Ignore options are fine, but block functions are better. Why be forced to associate with deranged aggressors who spoil all the fun of talking about movies?
  18. CaveGirl

    Haunted Houses

    My favorite haunted house movie is "The House on Haunted Hill" mostly because the outside of that abode was a Frank Lloyd Wright building [but not the inside] and because it has Vincent Price in it and is a William Castle flick. I will watch any film with a haunted house motif though, since they are always fun. Some might actually be a bit scary but most are just entertaining. Now I stayed in a haunted house once, which was on the National Register, and kept hoping a ghost would appear. It had been listed by a realtor as having a ghost, which I guess is sometimes required in listings. In fact, when it was time to go to bed, I asked the owners if I could go downstairs with a flashlight and just walk around the whole joint which was built in 1820, trying to stir up some spirits, since I'm not afraid of anything but the Internal Revenu service and Celtic clogging performances. My friend who was staying in another room, kept whining at the top of the staircase begging me to come back upstairs cuz she was such a scaredy cat. What a wimp! Why is it that on these shows about haunted places, the men who are in the show, as supposed "ghost hunters" always go off screaming like a seven-year old girl, if anything actually moves, or happens or they get an EVP supposed message? What a bunch of babies! I mean, if you say you are "looking for ghosts" why do you freak out if you have something odd happen? I wouldn't do that, and I am just a poor little frail female. So embarrassing...but I am off topic now so please share your favorite haunted house or places movie, so I can watch more of them.
  19. CaveGirl

    Kid Sisters

    This is a character category which has lessened since the heyday of Hollywood. The kid or little sister prototype, used to be a staple in films of all kinds, and my personal favorite is Diana Lynn as Emmy Kockenlocker in TMOMC. Diana's exchanges with her older sister, Trudy as played by Betty Hutton, and her dad, as played by William Demarest are priceless!A kid sister in films can exist in any socio-economic and cultural field. She can be a brat who sends purple prose, pen pal letters to lonely servicemen, but with her older sister's photo, she can be an annoying thorn in the side of a soon to be bride, she can be addicted to drugs and gambling and be the victim of a porno ring or even the erotic ideal for the incestuous desires of her criminal brother.Maybe you know of some other kid or little sister types, so please share.
  20. CaveGirl

    The MeToo Movement

    From your experience, where do you think the MeToo movement fits in on most online chat sites? For example, if I am on a vintage and antique appreciation chat room, though as posters we admire the items from the past, should we also accept the acceptable norms of behaviour from that period, such as having a fellow poster espouse tenets of the white supremacy style groups or men treating woman as second class citizens and being abusive in language? I wlll say responsible sites like Facebook at least have a block button so a poster can eliminate someone from constantly responding to their posts with intransigent harassment, which is a good thing. Why should anyone have to associate with cranky and miserable folks who just are annoyingly always blabbing their invective? What say you?
  21. CaveGirl

    on svengoolie tonite

    That writhing thing is so obscene.
  22. CaveGirl

    on svengoolie tonite

    I totally dig Allison Hayes, Sepia! She was the first movie star who really looked good with frosted hair.
  23. CaveGirl

    Misleading Titles

    I don't wear slips of any kind, Detective Jim. You must only be dating women of about ninety years old to think that... There might have been many a slip betwixt tongue and lip in your day, but those days are ancient history now in the female undergarment market. Next week we will discuss the underwire bra, if you like?
  24. CaveGirl

    Kid Sisters

    Love that movie and you are so right about its noir heritage, arpirose!
  25. CaveGirl

    Kid Sisters

    Pat Hitchcock is one of the few relatives of a director or performer who I think was really talented and added to the film or tv episode. Margaret O'Brien, the kid who asked how far down the director wanted her tears to fall, she was that good at crying. Love her, Sepia and thanks!

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